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OILY, fish, Dioxins, Safe, Levels, Limits, Healthy, Salmon, Trout, Mackerel, Women, men

UK Food Standards Agency Issues New Advice on Oily Fish Consumption

The UK's FSA has today issued new advice on eating oily fish and, for the first time, is able to recommend maximum levels at which the health benefits of preventing heart disease clearly outweigh the possible risks from dioxins.

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Cholesterol, Heart Attack, Stroke

Cholesterol - It's Not All Bad

Cholesterol gets lots of bad press, and for good reason. An estimated 24 million women and 18 million men have total cholesterol levels of 240 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Heart Disease, Women

Troubling Heart Disease Trends for Women

What women don't know about heart disease can have life-threatening consequences. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women.

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Sunlight, bone, Muscle, Heart, Immune, System, Insulin, Cancer

Mighty Vitamin D Is Heart Smart

Researchers are finding that vitamin D plays a significant role in the prevention of heart disease and the function of other critical body systems. And getting enough vitamin D in your system is as easy as soaking up the sun.

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LIFE, and, Death, Issues

Life and Death Issues

Modern medical devices such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have demonstrated a tremendous ability to prevent sudden death in patients with diseases such as congestive heart failure.

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Heart, Treatment, Clinical, Trial, Alternative, Medicine, Cardiology, Coronary

Patients Enrolled in Alternative Heart Disease Treatment Study

NYU Medical Center has begun enrolling patients in the first large-scale clinical trial of chelation therapy, a controversial treatment for heart disease widely practiced by complementary and alternative medicine physicians.

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Overweight, Obesity, Exercise, play, Activity

Family Exercise Key to Healthier Lifestyle for Kids

In the last two decades the number of overweight and obese children has more than doubled, putting them at risk to become overweight or obese adults with serious problems such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. Fortunately, parents can take steps now to prevent this.

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Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Free Fatty Acids, Inflammation

Study to Examine Obesity-Associated Diabetes and Heart Disease

The rise in obesity, now at epidemic levels in the United States, has been matched by a rise in diabetes, a deadly combination that increases heart disease risk by two to five times.

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Vacation, Heart Disease, fly, trip, Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovacular Disease, Jet Lag

Enjoy Your Vacation, But Be Heart Smart!

A break from work or the routine of daily life can refresh the spirit and recharge the body. Taking vacations on a regular basis has been proven to increase life expectancy and decrease the risk of developing heart disease. However, they may be hard on hearts that are not in tip-top shape.

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Infertility, Heart Attck, Androgen Excess, Insulin Resistance

March 2004 Medical Tipsheet

Includes: 1) The ABC's and 1-2-3's of Heart Attack; 2) Androgen Excess Study; 3) Laparoscopy to Help Infertile Women Avoid Months of Unnecessary Treatments; 4) Tips to Help Kids Play Safely; 5) Gene Identified That Causes Insulin Resistance in Mexican Americans...







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